Orion Washdown & Arrival at LASF



Washington, DC, United States

NASA's Orion crew module, enclosed in its crew module transportation fixture and secured on a flatbed truck, leaves the Multi-Operation Support Building and is being transported to the Launch Abort System Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Orion was transported 2,700 miles overland from Naval Base San Diego in California. Orion was recovered from the Pacific Ocean after completing a two-orbit, four-and-a-half hour mission Dec. 5 to test systems critical to crew safety, including the launch abort system, the heat shield and the parachute system. The Ground Systems Development and Operations Program led the recovery, offload and transportation efforts.


  • Title: Orion Washdown & Arrival at LASF
  • Date Created: 2014-12-18
  • Location: MOSB, Kennedy Space Center
  • Rights: KSC
  • Album: cbabir

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